Always remember that you are public servants, duly compensated for your services through salary allowances, perks, etc., out of the 'public exchequer'. As such, you are covered under the definition of 'public servants' as incorporated under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and also under the Indian Penal Code 1860.
Always keep in mind the SCL Vision, Mission and Objectives. Every employee of the organization has to contribute his/her best through highest standards of integrity, dedication, commitment, competence and impartileitis in a free, fair, fearless and dispassionate manner.
Keep your image both in public and in the organization as that of an honest, just, reasonable, fair and friendly public servant.
Always demonstrate a sense of fair play and impartiality in disposing of cases. Be judicious in your approach.
Observe normal courtesies with the public, subordinates and colleagues.
Good behavior is an important tool to success; behave with others the way you expect others to behave with you.
Do not forget to do your duty as efficiently as you can. Every duty is holy and devotion to duty is the highest form of worship to GOD.
Don't be negligent or lack in devotion to duty any time. Barring bonafide mistakes or errors of judgement, if any employee exhibits lack of devotion to duty or negligence, he/she attracts provisions of Conduct Rules/Standing Orders.
Don't be arbitrary and illogical in your decisions. The decisions should be justifiable on all counts.
Do not lean too heavily on your superiors as also 'subordinates; it may prove costly.
Avoid getting influenced by personal likes and dislikes, whims and prejudices while disposing of files or cases.
Do not hesitate to say 'no' to anybody for any undue request made by him/her. Try to learn the art of saying 'no' politely, but firmly. A soft answer always turns away the wrath.
Do not engage or participate in any demonstration involving incitement to an offence.
Do conduct yourself in a manner, which enhances the image of the Company. This covers not only your actions in your official capacity and position, but also your private life and dealings. For example, if you are found in an intoxicated state in a public place, you are liable to be proceeded against for breach of Conduct Rules/Standing Orders.
Keep a good conscience, and stick to it. It is a constant friend and will never let you down. Hence, decide on what you think is right and stick to it. Please record your reason for a particular advice or decision in the file as logically and as clearly as possible.
Do seek permission from your controlling authority before leaving Headquarters.
Do keep your departmental Head/Sectional Head informed of your movements.
Think well before acting but when the time of action comes, stop thinking and start acting, for action is the expression of your thoughts.
If you commit an error, admit the same gracefully, instead of trying to pass on the responsibility to others.
Carry out the work assigned by the superiors with specific or general instructions conscientiously and to the best of your ability.
Do not mix up your personal and official business as far as possible.
Do not make attempt to flout or circumvent or short-circuit the Rules or Regulations, to suit vested interests; it may cost you heavily in the long run.
Do not live beyond your means; it may be tempting, but dangerous.
Do not make any unauthorized communication directly or indirectly or part with any information/trade secrets to any other employee or person to whom you are not authorized to communicate or to part with such information, or which may be detrimental to the interest of the Company.
Do not act in a way, which may hinder the performance of the Company or damage its reputation.
Do not take any obligation in any form from anyone, it may boomerang.
Don't sign the minutes or any document back-dated. This may or may not achieve the desired objective, but can certainly put you in difficulties during interrogation, in the event of a vigilance case later.
Do indicate to the Management, if any member of your family is engaged in a trade or business or owns or manages an insurance agency or commission.
Every employee should avoid monetary transactions either directly or through members of his/her family, which places him/her under pecuniary obligation to any person with whom he/she has or is likely to have official dealings.
Submit your Bills in time after verifying them carefully. Any excuse at a future date for any wrong claim and passing the blame on to your Personal Secretary, is neither desirable nor acceptable.
Take care of the properties of the Company as your own and avoid their misuse i.e. subletting of allotted houses, misuse of vehicles, telephones etc..Remember that infringement or violation of any law can result in departmental action, apart from other proceedings under the law violated e.g. laws relating to prohibition of bigamous marriages, taking or giving dowry, drugs addiction, giving or taking of bribes etc. Always date your initials or signatures. It may save you sometimes, from some possible future embarrassments.
Do not use your influence for securing any advantage for yourself or anyone related to or known to you; it does not speak well of you.
Do not yield to temptation or run after petty gains; it does not pay ultimately. Avoid habitual indebtedness.
Don't misuse any amenity provided by the Company.
Never use your position or influence directly or indirectly to secure employment for any person related to you, whether by blood or marriage, irrespective of whether such a person is dependent on you or not.
Do not fail to report to your Controlling/Competent Authority when you apply to be declared or are adjudged, or declared insolvent by any court of jurisdiction.
Don't demand directly or indirectly from the parents or guardian of a bride or a bridegroom, as the case may be, any dowry, either in cash or in kind or both.
Don't bring Camera, Lethal Weapon in the factory premises, the Company being a 'prohibited area.